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Lunch & Learn at the Library ~ Now ONLINE!

September 17, 2019

Library Lunch & Learn - Now Online! Learn about Library tools, databases and research methods. New videos added regularly. library.rrc.caBring your lunch and learn a new skill

The Lunch and Learn program is going online! We will be uploading weekly videos of our popular Lunch & Learn topics to this blog site. Links are available in the Schedule below.

The Notre Dame Campus Library will be presenting a series of drop-in mini-lectures in our classroom this year. Each session will feature one topic to help you find and access quality information efficiently. Topics include:

  • OneSearch (new and enhanced!)
  • Specialty databases and tools such as RefWorks, Knovel, Nursing Reference Centre, and UpToDate
  • Research topics such as identifying Peer-Reviewed Journals and preventing information overload by using Google, Wikipedia and the Web effectively

Location: Online

Date/Time: See schedule below

2020 Series Schedule

 

 

Date Time Topic

(click for more information and links)

Facilitator
View Video
(14:27, CC)
OneSearch (new and improved) Rosemary
View Video
(21:30, CC)
RefWorks – Reference management Rosemary
View Video
(7:59, CC)
Crediting Ideas: Resources to Help Avoid Plagiarism Fatima
View Video
(9:45, CC)
Nursing Reference Centre (database) Joan
View Video
(14:42, CC)
UpToDate: point-of-care clinical database Lynn & John Mark
View Video
(21:30, CC)
Peer-Review Rosemary
View Video
(12:21, CC)
Advanced CINAHL (Nursing database) Joan
View Video
(28:37, CC)
Research Skills Rosemary
NEW! View Video
(23:20, CC)
Knovel (Engineering database) Rosemary
Coming Fall 2020 How Not to Drown In Information Fatima
Coming Fall 2020 IBISWorld (Business database) Lynn
Coming Fall 2020 Business Source Complete (Business database) Lynn
Coming Fall 2020 Marketline (Business database) Lynn
Coming Fall 2020 RxTx
(NEW pharmaceutical & therapeutic database)
Rosemary
Coming Fall 2020 Making the most of LinkedIn Learning Fatima
Coming Fall 2020 The New PubMed Rosemary

The schedule is subject to change — always check the Events Calendar at Library.rrc.ca for current sessions.

Series Descriptions

OneSearch (new and improved)

The library has upgraded its Online Catalogue! The new and improved, OneSearch will search print books, ebooks, and a variety of databases simultaneously. Come spend 30 min in the library and learn how to use this powerful tool.

RefWorks – Reference Management

RefWorks simplifies the process of research, collaboration, data organization, and writing by providing an easy-to-use tool for citation, bibliography, and reference management.
Learn the basics of using this web-based tool and make writing your papers that much easier.
For any person who needs to write and cite!

Crediting Ideas: Resources to Help Avoid Plagiarism

This short overview offers students a chance to learn about citation tools and references to better credit ideas.

Nursing Reference Center (database)

Designed specifically for nurses, this resource provides evidence-based information for point of care, continuing education, drug databases, nursing research, and more.
Come out and learn what the Nursing Reference Center (NRC) can do for you.

UpToDate: Point-of-care Clinical Database

UpToDate is a point-of-care medical and drug database that contains clinical information intended to assist medical professionals in treating their patients.  It is available to students and staff at Red River College from the Library’s website and can be accessed via an app from anywhere and at any time on your own mobile device. The database is intended for use in clinical settings specifically to improve patient treatment by delivering current information at the point of need, supporting timely decision making, and ensuring consistent care. Learn more about what this database has to offer and how to access and use it.

Peer-Review

For many disciplines, peer-reviewed research is required. Not sure if your perfect article is Peer-Reviewed? Check out this session to learn: what is a peer-reviewed (or scholarly) article or journal, how to identify a peer-reviewed article, and where to find peer-reviewed articles.

Advanced CINAHL (Nursing database)

CINAHL Plus with Full Text is the core research tool for all areas of nursing and allied health literature with full-text coverage of 770 health journals.  Attend this session if you would like to build better searches, know more about MeSH Subject headings, or just be more successful in your searches.

Research Skills

The number one problem students have when searching is creating keywords and building them into useful search strategies.
Join us and learn some more advanced techniques to breakdown your search question, make finding keywords easier, and using operators to create useful search strategies.

Knovel (Engineering database)

ENGINEERS!
Civil Engineering, Construction, Electrical & Power Engineering, Electronics & Semiconductors, 
Mechanics & Mechanical Engineering, Welding Engineering & Materials Joining

Knovel is more than a database of e-books covering a variety of engineering subject areas. This unique database also features interactive tools including Properties Materials Search; Interactive Equations, the browser-based calculation software – Equation Solver, detailed Unit Converter, Steam Calculators, Interactive Periodical Table, and the ability to create and share folders of your saved results and work.
Learn the basics of this powerful tool in a quick lunchtime lecture.

How Not to Drown In Information

Forget information overload, we often feel like drowning in information with nobody throwing us a lifeline to shore. From CRAAP to RADAR, pick up some quick tips to evaluate information while researching for an assignment and learn how Google/Wikipedia can work with library resources not against.

  • View the presentation online — Coming soon!

More Information

If you attended a session and you haven’t done so already, please fill out our quick survey using the following link: https://bit.ly/RRC_Evaluation

We appreciate your feedback.

If you have comments or feedback about the L&L program, suggestions for topics that you would like to see presented in an upcoming series, or you would like a Lunch and Learn topic presented in your class, please contact Rosemary Woodby at rwoodby@rrc.ca.